Sydney Opera house

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzon's 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition.

 

The building and its surrounds occupy the whole of Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour, between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and close by the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 

it hosts well over 1,500 performances annually, attended by more than 1.2 million people. Performances are presented by numerous performing artists, including four resident companies: Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

 

As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, more than eight million people visit the site annually, and approximately 350,000 visitors take a guided tour of the building each year.

 

On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

Reviews: 700+

Get an insider look at the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House on this 1-hour walking tour. Go behind the scenes with a knowledgeable guide who will entertain you with stories about the opera house’s controversial construction and the thousands of performances that have taken place there since it opened in 1973. Enjoy photo ops from off-limits vantage points, and upgrade to include a tasting plate at the Opera Kitchen. Tours take place every 30 minutes throughout the day, so it’s easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule.

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Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

Reviews: 120+

 

Go behind the scenes of the iconic Sydney Opera House on a backstage tour of one of the world's most famous performing arts centers! You'll gain exclusive access to areas of the Sydney Opera House that are normally reserved for staff and performers, including the stage and dressing rooms while hearing from your expert guide about the real-life dramas that go on behind the curtain. To top off your morning, enjoy a full Australian breakfast in the Green Room. Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience.

 

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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

Reviews: 170+

 

Spend an afternoon or evening at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House for an amazing performance by Opera Australia. This 2018 season includes legendary operas by Mozart, Puccini, and Verdi, as well as one Broadway musical by Cole Porter. Before or after the performance, enjoy drinks at the Opera House bar, where you can admire stunning views of Sydney Harbour (drinks at own expense).

 

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Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach on this hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you by double-decker bus to 34 stops around the city including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and recorded commentary on board. Simply hop off to walk around and sightsee in depth. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours, so you can experience Sydney and Bondi's most noteworthy attractions, sights, and shopping and dining areas at your own pace.

 

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